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AIA Vic Division Lunch Meeting (Webinar only)

Tue 07 Apr 2020 @12.00 PM to 1.30 PM

Why Food Security Needs Bee Security 

Our April speaker is Fiona Chambers, CEO of the Wheen Bee Foundation. A graduate of Dookie Agricultural College, Fiona has 30 years business experience in the production and marketing of agricultural and horticultural commodities both in Australia and overseas. Prior to working with bees, she lectured in business management and marketing at Marcus Oldham College and convened their national rural leadership program. Fiona has delivered papers at numerous national and international conferences. With a penchant for genetics, she remains actively involved in the global conservation of farm livestock breeds for food security. She is a Churchill Fellow, an ISS Fellow and a Fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program

Three out of four crops across the globe producing fruit or seeds for human use, as food depends on pollinators. This presentation will explore why bees matter and provide specific details of the current Australian context including the devastating impacts of recent drought and bushfires. If Australia is going to be able to reach the National Farmers Federation $100 billion farm gate sales target by 2030, then we need to take action now to create pollination security.

Meeting by Webinar only

RSVP by Monday 6 April 2020.  Contact: Bill Lewis, M 0417 146 800, Text or E bill@welewis.com.au 

Contact Bill for the Webinar Link

 

Please note, you must attend 3 lunch events to attain these CPD points

 


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